Members who sign up between August and April will have slightly higher payments during their first winter. During the summer, Bulb helps it’s members build up a nice buffer in their accounts so that when they use more energy over winter they don’t have to increase their payments to cover their increased energy cost. This is called Winter Uplift.
If you join without having a chance to build up this buffer we set your first winter’s payments a little bit higher so that at the end of your first winter you don’t get a scary bill. When we get to April, we permanently lower your monthly payments and they stay low throughout the next winter. By then we’ll have helped you build a nice buffer to keep your winter payments low.